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Central Library Grand Re-Opening

Post Date:04/25/2017 5:16 PM

Central Library Grand Re-Opening

For Immediate Release

Post Date: 4/25/2017

Media Contact: 

Sharon Garrett
Library, Arts & Culture 

Central Library Grand Re-Opening

Glendale, CA - The Downtown Central Library, located at 222 East Harvard Street, will reopen to the public on Monday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. Service Hours from opening to June 30, 2017 will be as follows: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. The re-imagined Downtown Central Library will be a public facility like no other in the region.

The Downtown Central Library is very pleased to announce ReflectSpace, a new exhibition space designed to explore and reflect on major human atrocities, genocides and civil rights violations. Immersive in conception, ReflectSpace is a hybrid space that is both experiential and informative, employing art, technology and interactive media to reflect on the past and present of Glendale’s communal fabric and interrogate current-day global human rights issues. The inaugural exhibit, called Landscape of Memory: Witnesses and Remnants of Genocide, unfolds in two distinct but interconnected parts and reflects on the Armenian Genocide through the cross-disciplinary work of witnesses, survivors, and artists, across four generations. Learn more about ReflectSpace.

Additional features:

  • Its Central Studios will include an all-new MakerSpace with 3D printers, an audio recording studio, precision tools for crafting, high-performance sewing machines, acrylics and paper for color mixing and painting, and software for computer aided design and animation. This will enable the public to not only retrieve content, but create new content.
  • The Auditorium will provide a platform for performance and literary arts.  
  • Several new conference rooms with Wi-Fi-enabled computer screens will offer meeting space for group study, entrepreneurial business development, and social meetups.
  • A new Reading Spa area will be a comfortable place to relax and quietly enjoy books, magazines, newspapers, and electronic devices.
  • The Children’s Room will continue to be a creative environment for early childhood education.
  • The Computer Technology Lab will provide public Macs and PCs, and computer training to all who seek it.
  • Downtown Central Library will enjoy 10 gigabyte connectivity for all of the facility’s 70 high-speed public computers.

For more information see the website:

The full schedule of events can be found below:


May 1, 2017 - Grand Re-Opening Day Events


9:30 a.m.

Doors Open

Outdoor Plaza: Mariachi Divas*

Photos with Curious George & Friends


10:30 a.m.

Grand Re-Opening Ceremony – Community Living Room


11:00 a.m.

One World Rhythm Community Music Making* – Community Living Room

Author Faire – Downtown Central Auditorium, Presented by Friends of the Library

Back Door Bookstore, Friends of the Library

Children’s Room: Kids Crafts

ReflectSpace Tour


11:30 a.m.

MakerSpace Workshop: Tibetan Prayer Flag Making

Audio Production Studio Demonstration

Downtown Central Library Tour


12:00 p.m.

Downtown Central Library Tour


12:30 p.m.

MakerSpace Demonstration: Make Your Own Book Bag


1:00 p.m.

Downtown Central Library Tour

ReflectSpace Tour


1:30 p.m.

MakerSpace Workshop: Tibetan Prayer Flags


2:00 p.m.

Downtown Central Library Tour

Audio Production Studio Demonstration

Children’s Room: Kids Kite Crafting


3:00 p.m.

Antaeus Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Grand Staircase


3:15 p.m.

Children’s Room Re-Opening Ceremony


3:30 p.m.

Children’s Room: Bubblemania Show*


4:00 p.m.

Children’s Story Walk, Front Steps


4:30 p.m.

MakerSpace Workshop: Jewelry Making

Children’s Room: Tale of Turandot


6:00 p.m.

ReflectSpace Tour


6:30 p.m.

MakerSpace Workshop: Jewelry Making

Audio Production Studio Demonstration

8:00 p.m.

Downtown Central Launch Party: Wine Tasting - Adults Only!!

John Reynolds Trio*


*Re-Opening Day entertainment sponsored by the Arts & Culture Commission.

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